Service robots
E i n d h o v e n

In General

Besides the robot soccer competitions, Tech United also participates in the @Home competitions with the service robots AMIGO and SERGIO. Within this competition the care robots must execute several tasks, like taking something out of the kitchen and recognize people. Robots like AMIGO enable elderly people to function independently for a longer period of time.

A lot of the mechanism developed with the soccer robots is used on the care robots. For example the wheels are the same, but you can also think of software. Both the soccer robots and the care robots must communicate with a continuously changing environment. 

AMIGO and SERGIO are part of the project RoboEarthThe goal of this project is to let the robots learn from each other. Object recognition, navigation, operations and other activities are exchanged through the RoboEarth network. AMIGO makes contact with the RoboEarth database autonomously and downloads the necessary instructions that leads to serving a particular product, such as fruit juice.

Through the network RoboEarth robots must be able to deal with unforeseen circumstances, instead of programming every conceivable situation. Since the robots learn from each event and share their experiences, they will respond faster and improve their ability to learn and to react in new situations.

Accomplishments

2017
World Championships, Nagoya, Japan, 2nd place
German Open, Magdeburg, Germany, 2nd place

2015
World Championships, Hefei, China, 4th place
German Open, Magdeburg, Germany, 1st place

2013
World Championships, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 3rd place
German Open, Magdeburg, Germany, 7th place

2011
World Championships, Istanbul, Turkey, 14th place
German Open, Magdeburg, Germany, 6th place

2018
World Championships, Montreal, Canada, 3th place
German Open, Magdeburg, Germany, 2nd place

2016
World Championships, Leipzig, Germany, 2nd place
RoboCup European Open, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 1st place

2014
World Championships, João Pessoa, Brazil, 2nd place
German Open, Magdeburg, Germany, 2nd place

2012
World Championships, Mexico City, Mexico, 7th place
RoboCup Dutch Open, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 1st place

Qualification

Team Description Paper

Once a year, Tech United publishes a Team Description Paper. This document describes the improvements considering the mechanics, electronics and software from HERO over the past year. Below, you can find a link of the most recent TDP. 

Team description paper 2019 

Qualification Video

Next to being published on paper, the most recent developments of the service robots are also captured on video. Below, the latest video can be seen.

 

Mechanic and electronic design

The technical drawings of the Tech United hardware can be found here

Tech United is currently developing SERGIO, AMIGO's successor. In the near future you can find updates of SERGIO can be found here.

Contribution to the RoboCup community

  • Organising the RoboCup European Open 2016, Eindhoven
  • Member technical committee @Home, L.L.A. van Beek (2014 - 2017)
  • Organising the RoboCup 2013, Eindhoven 
  • Organising the RoboCup Dutch Open 2012, Eindhoven

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